Dark circles? Dull skin? Dehydration and sun damage? We’re with you! When was the last time you treated yourself to a facial?
If you’re looking to treat yourself beyond a mani and pedi session or a trip to the hair salon, why not take some time out and indulge in a self-pampering facial? A great facial not only improves your skin’s condition and appearance but it’s also a lovely way to relax. We know you’re time-crunched, so fear not. We’ve found the best facials in Singapore for all kinds of skin types, budgets (and time constraints!). Here’s our tried and tested guide to the best facials in Singapore for busy mums with tired skin.
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THE BEST FACIALS IN SINGAPORE
1. Best for extraction and treatments for acne, blemished and congested skin: My Cozy Room
Motherhood plays havoc with our skin. In fact, pregnancy doesn’t do it any favours either! Thankfully, we’ve discovered My Cozy Room, a gorgeous little urban sanctuary near Orchard Road. It’s also where magic products from Germany’s number one professional skincare range, BABOR, are used to fight wrinkles, dry skin, and hormonal acne.
Unwind with a clarifying and moisturising facial and say goodbye to clogged pores, lacklustre skin, and unsightly blemishes. You can expect thorough, meticulous (but pain-free) extraction, an oh-so-relaxing facial massage, and an extra boost of decadence in the form of a luxe alginate peel-off mask. It’s the ultimate indulgence for your tired skin! Pamper heaven right there. Expect skin to look and feel smoother and firmer after just one session in the hands of the talented and friendly staff. This place really does tick all the right boxes for the perfect facial in Singapore!
Where: My Cozy Room, locations in Cairnhill and Devonshire
2. Best for skin prone to acne breakouts and scars: Estheclinic
While we’d like to think that pimples are a sign of youth, it’s still no fun having them pop up right before a fancy date night or a big presentation at work. Instead of looking for a quick fix, treat the root of your acne problem with EstheClinic’s acne and scar removal treatment.
The facial purifies your skin from acne-causing bacteria using non-thermal, red and blue light technology. This kills the bacteria that causes acne without damaging the surrounding tissue. Did we mention it’s also pain-free? Hooray, first-class pampering all the way! While it takes about eight to 12 sessions to clear the acne and regenerate the skin, our tired faces definitely looked more radiant a few days after our initial session. And weeks later, we’re still proudly showing off our glow.
Where: EstheClinic, locations in Tanjong Pagar, East Coast, Holland Village, and Serangoon Gardens
3. Best for brightening tired skin: Spa Esprit
Brighten up your day and your face with Spa Esprit’s Triple Algae-Rithm ($180 for 75 minutes). Like a breath of fresh air for your skin, this detoxifying facial rejuvenates clogged skin. All before rounding things off with a detox vitamin cream to pack a hydrating punch. It’s one of our forever-fave facials in Singapore for good reason.
Where: Spa Esprit, locations in Wheelock Place, Great World City, and Raffles City Shopping Centre
4. Best for something a bit different: Ikeda Spa
It’s been an open secret since Kabuki actors and geishas discovered the secret ingredient to flawless skin decades ago. And now, you can try it for yourself at Ikeda Spa! Using traditional Japanese ingredients such as rice bran, azuki red beans, and camellia oil; we think it’s worthy of all the hype. Make sure you finish with an onsen bath!
Where: Ikeda Spa, 787 Bukit Timah Road (Before 6th Ave) Singapore 269762
5. Best for an affordable facial: SG Face
With more than 10 years of beauty therapy experience behind her, Michelle Foong at SG Face knows how to make us feel a million dollars at a fraction of the price. Located just two minutes away from Holland Village MRT, you’ll get to pick from a range of affordable but oh-so-heavenly facials performed by skilled therapists.
All first-timers get 50% off all treatments! We love that Michelle doesn’t scrimp on all the fab products she uses. We’ve got so much love for this wonderfully relaxing haven!
Where: SG Face, #03-42, 211 Holland Avenue, Holland Road Shopping Centre, Singapore 278967
6. Best for a long afternoon of pampering: Indulgence Beauty
Clear your diaries for this one, ladies! Indulgence Beauty facials are decadent but also long (so don’t get caught on the hop when you lose all sense of time and miss the kid’s school run!). The Hyaluronic Hyalogy Treatment uses tonnes of science to boost and renew tired and flagging skin (three kids: say no more). Expect clogged-up, exhausted faces to be treated to a mini-jet wash, heaps of lotions, potions, masks, and a sensational massage. Costs are relatively low compared to some of the all-singing, all-dancing, fancier spa options. This one is easy on the skin and the wallet.
Where: Indulgence Beauty, 10 Anson Road International Plaza, #02-58, Singapore 082001
7. Best for a monthly boost: St. Gregory Spa
St. Gregory is a sanctuary of relaxation. As you retreat into the tranquil environment, feel like the world is behind you and journey through a holistic approach to balancing your body, mind and spirit.
As you step through the doors, let the healing hands of expert therapists restore and revitalise you. Choose from a myriad of award-winning face treatments designed to reignite your skin glow or body treatments to melt away tension and calm the senses. Alternatively, you can step back in time to discover traditional rituals and healing therapies which will soothe and rejuvenate. Check the website for monthly specials – currently, you can experience the Glow & Rejuvenate Ritual at SGD190nett (U.P. SGD250nett).
Where: St. Gregory Spa, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, Singapore 039595
8. Best for hydrating dry skin: Face Bistro
Too much sun, not enough water – we’re all guilty of depriving our skin of much-needed hydration. Thankfully, Face Bistro has the solution: its Aquafit Moisture Facial ($238 for 90 minutes), which is perfect for dehydrated yet oily skin. The Aquafit Moisture contains hyaluronic acid (a strong moisturising agent that keeps skin hydrated) and a wild thyme extract that boosts the production of natural moisturising factors in the skin. All of this encourages skin cells to generate their own water. Magic!
Where: Face Bistro, 25C Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277735
9. Best for sensitive faces: Pure Tincture
If you have sensitive skin, make sure to pay Pure Tincture a visit and try the new Geneo Glam Facial. Spend 90 relaxing minutes indulging in this luxurious treatment for mature skin that pampers with a firming effect and enhanced hydration. Best for preventing and reducing early signs of ageing, Geneo Glam boosts and enhances the skin barrier to prevent loss of collagen and moisture, revealing a more supple texture.
Where: Pure Tincture, locations at Tras Street and The Adelphi
10. Best for the full indulgence: Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore
For more than just a facial, head to Auriga Spa for a treatment that will leave you feeling recharged and ready to face anything the kids throw at you. Nestled in the lush rainforest of Sentosa Island, Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore is a perfect cocoon to rest and rejuvenate. Auriga, whose namesake is a constellation in the northern hemisphere, has a distinctive approach to wellness and beauty based on the cycles of the moon. Enjoy a three-hour moon ritual and feel radiant, brighter and definitely less wrinkly!
Hot tip: Make sure you take your swimmers with you and check in 45 minutes before your treatment so you can extend your ‘time off’ by using the spa facilities. Enjoy the herbal steam room and the peppermint shower!
Where: Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, p. 6377 888
11. Best for a quick fix with zero redness: Skin Inc
If time between school runs is limited, and you need a skin boost in just an hour, then Skin Inc is your go-to for a quick and radiant fix. Book yourself in for the Oxy-Cryo Glow Infusion Treatment, which starts with the Oxy Miracle Peel (think ‘pressure washer’ for your skin: it really does involve a jet spray of an oxygen and saline combo at high speeds to unclog pores and purify skin).
It sounds intense, but there’s zero pain or redness afterwards. Once your skin is sparkling clean, it is ready to absorb the goodness of the next step: a customised signature serum cocktail (tailor-made to your personal skin woes). Added bonus? While the potions do their magic, you’ll enjoy the most heavenly neck and shoulder massage! Prices start from $235++ for a 60-minute treatment.
Where: Skin Inc, #B3-43 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6222 7428
12. Best for a naturally youthful glow: Four Seasons Spa
If the haze, heat or humidity is wreaking havoc with your skin, then you need to spend 90 minutes at the Four Seasons Spa. The facials on offer here work on a cellular level to help leave you looking and feeling younger. If it’s the glow of youth you are after, then these swish treatments are for you!
Starting from $110++ for 60 minutes, relax and rejuvenate with a range of purposeful facials that utilise powerful ingredients to optimise your well-being and replenish your skin with a renewed freshness.
Where: Four Seasons Spa, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, t. 6734 1110
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